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Daley Officially Cut By UFC Today, To Australia Next
(mmaweekly.com)
Paul Daley has revealed that he was officially cut by UFC today, just 4 days after his post-fight sucker punch of Josh Koscheck that led Dana White to vow he'd never fight in UFC again. But he's already moving on, having signed to fight on a PPV in Australia on July 3 and is also considering fights in Japan and in Canada for MFC. MFC operates on an Indian reservation and is thus exempt from a governing commission. Australia and Japan also both operate sans athletic commission. That means any suspensions he receives wouldn't keep him from fighting in those places.
Submitted May 12, 2010 2:31PM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gray Maynard Is A Bigger & Better Version Of Sean Sherk
(mmamania.com)
That's the opinion of his next opponent, Kenny Florian. KenFlo notes Maynard will be the biggest lightweight he's ever faced and seems to be a bad matchup on paper, peraps similar to when Florian faced Sherk back at UFC 64.
Submitted May 12, 2010 12:57PM by DCRage - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rob Kimmons vs. Steve Steinbeiss Targeted For UFC On Versus 2
(mmajunkie.com)
2 middleweights both likely in need of wins to stay in UFC are set to meet at UFC on Versus 2 when Rob Kimmons is expected to face Steve Steinbeiss. Verbal agreements are in place, paperwork pending. Kimmons was scheduled for the first UFC on Versus but had to pull out due to injury.
Submitted May 12, 2010 12:44PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Saturday's SF Countered By Ultimate Fights Special
(mmajunkie.com)
Another Strikeforce event. Another counter-programming special from Spike TV and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Didn't think UFC forgot, did you? They didn't-While Strikeforce hosts a Showtime-televised "St. Louis: Heavy Artillery" card on Saturday from the Scottrade Center, Spike TV airs seven of 2010's best UFC fights as part of a two-and-a-half hour "UFC Ultimate Fights" special that begins at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Featured bouts includes the already-legendary WEC 48 fight between Leonard Garcia and Chan Sung Jung, as well a UFC 111 interim heavyweight title fight between Shane Carwin and Frank Mir. Other bouts slated for the special include Mark Munoz vs. Kendall Grove (UFC 112), Terry Etim vs. Rafael Dos Anjos (UFC 112), Matt Serra vs Frank Trigg (UFC 109), Nate Diaz vs Rory Markham (UFC 111) and Paulo Thiago vs Mike Swick (UFC 109). "Strikeforce St. Louis: Heavy Artillery," which also airs at 10 p.m. ET/PT, features five main-card bouts, including headliners of heavyweight champ Alistair Overeem vs. Brett Rogers and ex-UFC champ Andrei Arlovski vs. former EliteXC champ Antonio Silva.
Submitted May 12, 2010 11:44AM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, UFC
 
SRC 13 Adds Kikuta, Kawamura
(mmajunkie.com)
World Victory Road today added 2 more fights to the upcoming Sengoku/SRC 13 event: Japanese veteran Sanae Kikuta will face Yasubey Enomoto and current Light Heavyweight King Of Pancrase Ryo Kawamura faces Hidetada Irie. Kikuta goes for his 3rd straight win since joining Sengoku after a 2-year layoff while Kawamura will try to win consecutive fights for the first time in 4 years.
Submitted May 12, 2010 10:13AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku
 
Rashad Evans Is A "Step Backward", But Nice "Warmup" For Quinton Jackson
(mmamania.com)
And in a recent interview with Fighters Only magazine, he even sounded a little like the Quinton Jackson of old. "I want to go get Rashad. Nice warm-up fight, kick his ass. Fight Shogun, redeem myself for my sleep, for my mind. Then go and beat the hell out of Forrest, retire him.... I feel like fighting Rashad is a step backwards, because he doesn’t have the belt anymore. But if things go right, this will be a nice warm-up fight for Shogun. If everything works out it will be nice. Everybody knows I took time off, it would be stupid to go right into a title fight with Shogun so this will be a good test for me. If I lose to Rashad I don’t even deserve to get my belt back!"
Submitted May 12, 2010 6:52AM by DCRage - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'Cyborg' Santos vs. Marius Zaromskis Planned for Strikeforce: Los Angeles
(mmafighting.com)
A welterweight bout between Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos (17-13) and Marius Zaromskis (13-4) has been penciled in for June 16's Strikeforce: Los Angeles event at the Nokia Theatre, MMA Fighting has learned from sources close to the fight.
Submitted May 12, 2010 12:16AM by Jshep714 - 15 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Couture-Toney UFC 118 Fight Nearly Set; Weight Issue Last Hurdle
(mmafighting.com)
Randy Couture wants it, James Toney wants it, and Dana White wants it, so what's holding up the Couture-Toney UFC 118 fight? Simple, it's a weight-ing game. The fight, according to two sources MMA Fighting spoke with, could be signed as early as this weekend. There are only a few small issues to be worked out, including what weight the fight will be contested at.
Submitted May 12, 2010 12:11AM by Jshep714 - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Paul Kelly vs. Jacob Volkmann now official for UFC 116 preliminary card
(mmajunkie.com)
As expected Jacob Volkmann (10-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is slotted to fight fellow lightweight Paul Kelly (10-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) in July at UFC 116. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported the bout's likelihood this past week, and UFC executives recently made the preliminary-card fight official.
Submitted May 11, 2010 9:05PM by Jshep714 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Waylon Lowe steps in to face Melvin Guillard at UFC 114
(mmaweekly.com)
Just a day after American Top Team lightweight Thiago Tavares was forced off the UFC 114 card with an injury, Cincinnati based fighter Waylon Lowe has been called on to step in on short notice to face Melvin Guillard on the Las Vegas card set for May 29. Lowe's placement into the fight was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the negotiations on Tuesday. The bout was first reported by Heavy.com. Waylon Lowe (8-2) comes to the UFC on a 6-fight winning streak including his last victory in King of the Cage over UFC veteran Steve Berger by knockout.
Submitted May 11, 2010 2:04PM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jay Silva replaces Paulo Filho in Thursday's Bellator 18 "super fight" with Hector Lombard
(mmajunkie.com)
Another opportunity has passed by former World Extreme Cagefighting champion and one-time highly ranked middleweight Paulo Filho. Although Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney this past week spoke with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) and denied reports of Filho's scratch from Thursday's Bellator 18 event and said last-minute plans could salvage the fight, the efforts came up short. MMAjunkie.com has confirmed with multiple sources, including Rebney, that former UFC fighter Jay Silva (5-3 MMA, 0-0 BFC) replaced Filho (18-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) and meets Bellator middleweight champ Hector Lombard (24-2-1 MMA, 3-0 BFC) in the event's non-title headliner.
Submitted May 11, 2010 1:40PM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC 115 Prelims On Spike: Griffin-Dunham & Danzig-Wiman
(mmamania.com)
Spike TV will once again offer mixed martial arts fans a look at select preliminary bouts when it airs live under card action from the upcoming UFC 115: "Liddell vs. Franklin" pay-per-view on June 12 from the GM Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. UFC lightweight stars Mac Danzig and Matt Wiman will bring their bout to the airwaves alongside the 155-pound scrap between Evan Dunham and Tyson Griffin.
Submitted May 11, 2010 10:17AM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 113 Medical Suspensions
(mmajunkie.com)
The Quebec Athletic Commission has issued the medical suspensions from UFC 113. Everyone gets a brief vacation because all the fighters are suspended, but only 2 fighters-Lyoto Machida and Jonathan Goulet-got suspensions of longer than 2 weeks (60 & 30 days, respectively).
Submitted May 11, 2010 10:12AM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thiago Tavares Off UFC 114
(mmajunkie.com)
A planned Thiago Tavares vs. Melvin Guillard fight at UFC 114 is now off as Tavares has pulled out due to an elbow injury. According to his manager, Tavares suffered a hyperextended elbow in training. It's not yet known how long he'll be out. No replacement named yet and UFC has yet to announce the change.
Submitted May 11, 2010 9:35AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rampage-Rashad Winner Gets Title Shot
(mmaweekly.com)
It now appears that the winner of Quinton Jackson vs. Rashad Evans on May 29 at UFC 114 will go to the head of the line of challengers for new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Mauricio Rua. UFC president Dana White confirmed with the Carmichael Dave Show on Sports 1140 in Sacramento, that the winner gets Shogun first. "The winner of the Rampage Jackson vs. Rashad Evans fight will get the first shot at Shogun," White said via text message to Carmichael Dave. This comes amidst rumors that Randy Couture would be first in line if he beat James Toney when/if that fight happens.
Submitted May 11, 2010 6:28AM by DCRage - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MMA legend Don Frye scheduled for third back surgery on Tuesday
(mmajunkie.com)
Following complications from a back surgery and a second procedure, MMA legend and MMAjunkie.com Radio contributor Don Frye will go under the knife for a third time. His publicist, Melissa Ingram, today confirmed Frye suffered more complications from from his earlier procedures and will have a third surgery, which is scheduled for Tuesday. Despite the setbacks, Frye is expected to make a full recovery.
Submitted May 11, 2010 12:29AM by Jshep714 - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Following UFC 113 loss, Patrick Cote undergoes hand surgery on Tuesday
(mmajunkie.com)
Following his loss to Alan Belcher at this past weekend's UFC 113 event at Montreal's Bell Centre, middleweight Patrick Cote is set to undergo surgery on Tuesday. The fighter suffered broke his hand in the second-round submission loss on the May 8 pay-per-view opener.
Submitted May 11, 2010 12:27AM by Jshep714 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Quebec Athletic Commission investigating Paul Daley after UFC 113 sucker punch
(mmajunkie.com)
Although the smoking gun is in plain sight, the Quebec Athletic Commission is conducting an investigation to determine whether to suspend welterweight Paul Daley's fight license. Daley drew unanimous scorn this past Saturday when he slugged opponent Josh Koscheck after the final bell in a title eliminator bout at UFC 113. UFC president Dana White quickly condemned Daley's actions and said the fighter, who dropped a unanimous decision, will no longer fight in his promotion.
Submitted May 11, 2010 12:24AM by Jshep714 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 113 winner Marcus Davis, UFC officials eyeing spot on Boston's UFC 118 card
(mmajunkie.com)
With his impressive and vital victory over Jonathan Goulet at this past weekend's UFC 113 event, Marcus Davis is laying off the usual post-event food binges and today settled for a boring lunch salad. Why the discipline? Davis – and UFC officials – hope to get the Maine native and Massachusetts-based Team Sityodtong fighter on an Aug. 28 UFC 118 card slated to take place at Boston's TD Garden.
Submitted May 10, 2010 2:32PM by emfleek - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Saturday's SF Card Finalized, Beerbohm-Ribeiro Still On
(mmajunkie.com)
With Saturday's "Strikeforce St. Louis: Heavy Artillery" card quickly approaching, the organization today announced the official lineup for the night's un-aired preliminary card. The most significant item is that Lyle Beerbohm vs. Vitor Ribeiro is still on as planned. Although the fight appeared in jeopardy when Beerbohm publicly solicited advice to get out of his contract, the situation was resolved this past week. A total of 7 prelims are set for the 12-fight card.
Submitted May 10, 2010 1:12PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
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